Fire Museums
Explore the rich traditions of North Carolina's fire service.

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  • Badin Firehouse Museum

    60 Falls Road
    Badin, NC

    Badin Fire Museum

    704-422-6900

    Sundays 2 – 5 pm; Tuesdays 9 am – 12, 1 – 3 pm

    Admission Free

  • Black Mountain Fire Museum

    Black Mountain Fire Station 1
    106 Montreat Rd
    Black Mountain, NC

  • Caswell No. 1 Fire Station Museum

    118 S Queen St
    Kinston, NC

    Caswell No. 1 Fire Station Museum on Facebook

    252-521-5648

    Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sundays 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
    By appointment Mondays-Fridays

    Admission: Free

  • Catawba County Firefighters Museum

    1426 Museum Drive NC
    Conover, NC 28613

    Catawba County Firefighters Museum

    828-466-0911

    Normal operating hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 9am – 4pm and Sundays from 1pm – 4pm.

    Weekday tours are by appointment only for school, civic and community groups.

    For more information, call the Catawba County Fire Marshal’s Office at 828-465-8238 or the museum at 828-466-0911 and leave a message.

    1936 American LaFrance
    1941 Ford Pumper
    1952 Ford Pumper
    1951 Dodge Pumper
    1954 Chevrolet Pumper
    1945 Chevrolet Pumper

  • Columbia Fire Museum

    1800 Laurel St
    Columbia, SC 29201

    Columbia Fire Museum

    Headquarters Fire Station

    Hours:
    Weekdays 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Admission: free

  • Donald’s Fire Haven Museum

    7249 Branson Mill Road
    Pleasant Garden, NC 27313

    Donald’s Fire Haven Museum

    336-674-5026

    Donald’s Fire Haven Museum is available for group and educational tours, with advance notice. For further information, and to make a reservation for your group, please call 1-336-674-5026.

    Admission – Free

    The Fire Haven Museum collection includes thousands of fine examples of firefighting history with displays from the 1800’s to present.

    Donald E. Whitaker
    Administration Chief, Climax Fire Dept
    Treasure, NC Assoc. of Fire Cheif’s
    Past President, NC State Firemen’s Assoc.
    Past President, Piedmont NC Firemen’s Assoc.
    Past President, Guilford County Fire Cheif’s
    Past President, Randolph County Fire Cheif’s
    Past Chief, Level Cross Fire Dept.
    Past Chief, Pleasant Garden Fire Dept

  • Farmville Fire Museum

    3713 N Main St
    Farmville, NC

    252-753-2618

  • Fayetteville Fire History Room

    Fire Station 2
    101 Olive Road
    Fayetteville, NC

  • Graham Historical Museum

    135 West Elm St
    Graham, NC

    Phone: 336-513-4773

    Hours: Sunday, 2 to 5pm.

    Admission is free.

    Located in the 1914 Graham Fire House, the building was used as a city hall, police and fire department, even a courtroom.

  • Kings Mountain Historical Fire Museum

    211 Cleveland Ave
    Kings Mountain, NC

    Kings Mountain Historical Fire Museum

  • Market-Fire Engine House

    Old Salem
    S Main St at E Academy St
    Winston-Salem, NC

    Market-Fire Engine House

    Admission – Free.

    Open only during operating hours of Old Salem.

    The Market-Fire Engine House was built on Salem Square to provide a marketplace for fresh meat, which the local doctor had determined was necessary to supplement all the salted meat the residents were eating. The other half of the building was used to store the fire equipment essential to the town’s plan to prevent and manage fires. The town had been using fire equipment since 1785, after a fire had destroyed the first Salem Tavern. This is thought to be the first fire company organized in North Carolina.

    The market portion serves as a pass through to the Square, while the firehouse contains an exhibit of fire fighting equipment including two reproduction fire engines, leather fire buckets, and ladders.

  • Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

    301 N Main St
    Mt Airy, NC

    Mt Airy Museum of Regional History

    336-786-4478

    The museum hours are Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

    Fees:
    Adults – $5
    Seniors – $3
    Students – $3
    Adult Groups of 10 or more – $4
    Senior or Student Groups of 10 or more – $2

  • Museum of the Albemarle

    501 South Water Street
    Elizabeth City, NC

    Museum of the Albemarle

    252-335-1453

    Hours: Tuesdays – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
    Closed Sundays, Mondays, State Holidays

  • New Bern Firemen’s Museum

    408 Hancock Street
    New Bern, NC 28560

    New Bern Firemen’s Museum

    252-636-4087

    Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Closed Sundays)

    Admission: $5.00 for adults, $2.50 for children. Children under six free.

  • Plummer Hook & Ladder Museum

    211 S Bragg St
    Warrenton, NC

    Future site of Plummer Hook & Ladder Museum

    North Carolina’s oldest African American volunteer fire company formed in 1868

    Sponsored by the Plummer Hook & Ladder Historical Society

    To support call 252-257-4859

  • Raleigh Fire Museum

    Keeter Training Center
    105 Keeter Center Drive
    Raleigh, NC

    Raleigh Fire Museum

    Open second Saturday of each month from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm

    Admission – Free

  • Rocky Mount Fire Museum

    404 S Church St
    Rocky Mount, NC

    Rocky Mount Fire Museum

    252-972-1376

    The hours of operations are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and by appointments.

    Fire Museum and Life Safety & Emergency Management Offices for the City of Rocky Mount Fire Department

    For more information, call 252-972-1376.

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